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Finished digging the bed around the rock!


By Gillian


Finally, after much hard work, aches and pains, the bed around the rock is dug out! I’ll have to keep checking it to pull up weeds and grass I missed but the grunt work is done.
I kept finding random rocks as I was digging or just around the garden so the back will eventually be more of a rockery, hopefully the rocks will help to keep soil in place too. I have already planted some of the plants I brought with me from the last house, day lilies, shasta daisies, yellow centaurea, various sedums, various lamium, and creeping phlox, to join the dwarf Alberta spruce.
Even found a home for my Green Man rock, it formed a little “cave” so I added a fairy there.
At the weekend I hope to start digging on the other side of the garden. I have a cypress and a dogwood that need planting so digging continues….
I’m also growing pots of different seeds that a friend shared with me, so they will soon need a home too.
The patio needs weeding quite badly and the grass has many thistles and dandelions to pull out, but I thought the digging should be done before it gets much warmer and the ground gets harder. All the rain we’ve had recently has been very helpful!

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Well done Gillian! Your bed looks good; I love using rocks too! Good luck with your dandelions - I dug six grocery bags full on Wednesday, just from the front yard!! Have the blisters to show for it! Sadly, I came out this morning and there were a few more waving at me. I'm sure it was a floral "Nyaa-nyaa!". Will wrap my hand later today and have at the little yellow demons!

9 May, 2008


you did really well gillian, loads of hard work but will all be worth it in the end

9 May, 2008


Good exercise - with a good result at the end of it all... Well done, keep it up.

9 May, 2008


Looking GREAT Gillian. I love the little fairy under the rock overhang.

9 May, 2008

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